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    Re: 2015 Package Bees for Sale

    March packages are now sold out.

    April and May still available.
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    Re: Florida beeks chime in.

    We overwinter our bees in Ruskin, Florida and harvested a good bit of pepper honey this year. We are feeding and have been for the last month.
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    Re: What is the problem? AFB?

    My first thought was EFB.
  4. Use of Co-ral in Commercial Operations for SHB control

    Whenever I meet another commercial, I always ask questions related to their IPM strategy. While in GA recently, a Commercial informed me they use Co-ral when the SHB are bad. They place it around the...
  5. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    I am in several farmers markets and about half a dozen stores in the DC area. We sell our honey at $10.00 a pound and we will still sell about 200-300 pounds per week retail from March until the end...
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    Re: 2015 Package Bees for Sale

    50 packages left for ship/pick up the last week of March 2015.
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Just locked my "one load empire" at 185.00 two days ago. Modesto area.
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    Re: how to overwintering nuc's

    One thing also. You have a major storm headed your way in the next few days, so I would move at the speed of light to take care of them. Use candy boards which you can make pretty quickly, pair them...
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    Re: Pollen Sub Feeding

    I have become a "nutrition convert". I feed 4-5 pounds of pollen sub at least four times a year. Dying to try Keith Jarrett's sub, bur for the meantime I make my own. One thing I do is put lots and...
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    Re: Carniolans=Dark bees

    I love Carniolans, they brood up quickly, and make beautiful patterns on the frames. I call it wall to wall, and top to bottom brood.
  11. Re: Jars and Honey bears Cheapest place to buy.

    Call Gamber Container in Lancaster, PA. They have the widest selection and good prices. Don't know about shipping, we drive up, make a day of it and pick up the bottles.
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    Re: Mite Teatmeants

    New to the commercial scene with 600 colonies. After APivar treatment, we check counts using wash, and checking the drone brood in each colony for hidden mites. Tedious, but effective. We only wash...
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    2015 Package Bees for Sale

    https://www.facebook.com/136549959769399/photos/pb.136549959769399.-2207520000.1413982242./704056709685385/?type=3&theater

    It's that time of year again! We are offering our packages at the rate...
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    How is your pepper flow down south?

    we dropped a load of bees in Ruskin, Florida on September 17 and went back to check on them this past week. 394 of the 500 colonies were loaded with pepper honey. We put more deeps and supers on and...
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    Re: Repurposing items.

    I take old deeps and convert them into a tool box using a lid which I drill into the bottom. I put two 1 x 2 for handles. Holds a lot.
  16. Re: Roach Stations inside hive for SHB control.

    I use the political signs you see on the side of the road and roach paste which you can find in Home Depot or Lowes. I inject the roach paste into small squares of the road sign cut with a sheet...
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    Varroa and Wax Moth Control

    Has anyone seen this before?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXzifp38vjA

    I looked at his website and it can be translated to English. It says that it is bee friendly and only goes after varroa...
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    Re: Should I be feeding in Ohio?

    Carol, we have 600 colonies that were in Willard this year. I thought that I would have to feed starting in July. But is turns out when I went to check the colonies they were honeybound, so we pulled...
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    Re: Bad Commercial Beeks

    I just brought 400 colonies to Ruskin, Florida after completing a pollination in Ohio. I have 200 more coming in two weeks after I end another pollination in Ohio. This year I had to pay for pepper...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Yes.
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    Re: Looking for rec's on bee haulers

    Locked in an agreement last night. thanks everyone for your referrals.
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    Re: Looking for rec's on bee haulers

    Either or. My last hope just fell through.
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    Looking for rec's on bee haulers

    Can anyone refer me to a firm that moves bees? I am looking to move one full semi load from Central Ohio to Port St. Lucie, Florida in mid September. Cant seem to find anyone who will move them....
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    HFCS 42--need some advice

    I have an opportunity to pick up 2200 gallons of syrup free of charge from an applesauce producer. The issue is that they were heating it and a sensor went bad and boiled it. The syrup looks more...
  25. Re: Not seeing much discussion on harvests- how's everyone doing?

    CG3, I have 600 colonies on pollination in North Central Ohio and I am very impressed with what I am seeing. Colonies are so honeybound and filled with brood that we had to make another 100 splits. ...
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